Register 1954: Wooden figurine of a woman with body half turned to the side, the left hand is raised to the chest, palm forwards; with pigtails.
- Found/Acquired: Nepal
- (Asia,South Asia,Nepal)
- Height: 20.5 centimetres
- Width: 6.2 centimetres
- Depth: 5 centimetres
- Weight: 150 grammes
The female figures were offerings by women making a request at a shrine or temple, the others may be toys.
All were found in temples or old houses in Kathmandu or Patan.
They were made by the non-mongoloid Nawar of the Kathmandu Valley and date from before or not long after the Gurkha conquest c. 1840.
These figurines are new being reproduced and made to look old artificially.
(The above information, supplied by donor, is difficult to reconcile with Nepalese history.)
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Object reference number: EAS19799
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